It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, September 26, 2014

Chapter 9, Page 26, Book 14

Years ago an anonymous writer penned a short poem about the merits of measuring our words.

A wise old owl sat in an oak; 

The more he saw the less he spoke; 

The less he spoke the more he heard; 

Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? 

The rhyme refers to the traditional image of owls as the symbol of wisdom.  We are wise to be careful about what we say or how much we say in certain situations. A wise old owl told me.... there is a time to be quiet and a time to speak and choosing to speak less allows us to hear more.

A good rule to follow might be:  Let your speech be better than silence; otherwise be silent.  

Words can be so dangerous that we’re wiser to not speak than to speak too much

Remember:  Life’s A Hoot!


betty said...

I like that good rule to follow, Ma. A former pastor said sometimes the best gift we could give someone is the gift of silence :)


jack69 said...

Definitely 'Wise Words'.

I had never heard nor read the rhyme.
Love from south Carolina on our way to Florida tomorrow...


TRUER words have never been spoken. "Choosing to speak less allows us to hear more."